Obituaries for Thurs., June 30, 2011

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 30, 2011


William Eugene “Gene” Taylor, 70, of Brantley, passed away Mon., June 27, 2011, in a Montgomery hospital.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Fri., July 1, 2011 at Dozier Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Brewer officiating.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Keahey Funeral Home in Andalusia. Keahey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Williams of Brantley; three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry (Carla) Taylor of Missouri, William (Donna) Taylor of Missouri and Robert Taylor of Brantley; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne (Eric) Compton of Brantley; brother, Donald Taylor of Opp; two sisters and brother-in-law, Cathleen (Lawrence) Chandler and Lottie Walker, both of Dozier; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Karen Taylor; his parents, Lewis and Lennie Mae Taylor; and a sister, Merle Clark.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Shirley, Wade Ballard, Greg Walker, Eric Compton, Richard Daniels and Bobby Brooks.

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